‘The Crown’ highlights Princess Diana’s face-off against the Palace

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As if there wasn’t enough drama in the UK already, the juicy new trailer for The crown was released on Thursday morning.

The Netflix drama’s teaser appears to be aimed straight at the hearts of millennials, showcasing footage of Princess Diana’s most famous moments, including her legendary black dress and the controversial BBC interview with Martin Bashir, all on the ever-dramatic “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve. .”

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, The crown and his dramatization of the plot behind palace gates attracted a brighter, perhaps harsher spotlight. The new season is set on the Queen’s 40th anniversary as monarch, illustrating the growing scrutiny she and her family face in a changing media landscape and modern world. Then there’s Diana and Charles of it all: the prince causes an international crisis when he threatens the sovereign with a divorce, while Diana’s ever-growing popularity leads her to find her own voice and take control. of his own story.

The new season, which premieres on November 9, will feature the third cast to take on the lead roles. Imelda Staunton will play the Queen, with Jonathan Pryce taking over as Prince Philip. Elizabeth Debicki will star as Diana, as many instantly viral paparazzi snaps of her in costume have been spoiled. Dominic West is Charles, a casting glow if ever there was one, and Lesley Manville succeeds Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret.

Recently, Britain The telegraph of the day published a column suggesting the Palace was appalled by the show’s decision to portray an ‘all-out war’ between Diana and the royal family, calling the show ‘exploitative’ and accusing it of ‘mutilating’ the reputation of the queen after her death.

“I think we all have to accept that the 1990s were a difficult time for the Royal Family, and King Charles will almost certainly have painful memories of that time,” Morgan said in response to the report, in an interview with Weekly entertainment. “But that doesn’t mean that in hindsight history will be mean to him, or to the monarchy. The show is definitely not. I have enormous sympathy for a man in his position – in fact, a family in their position. People are more understanding and compassionate than we sometimes expect.

The series was about to begin filming its sixth season when production halted to commemorate the Queen’s passing. This season will dramatize Diana’s tragic death and everything that came before it.

“It’s a hell of a season, because it deals with Diana’s death and the horrifying scenes, like having to break this news to your sons,” West told the magazine. “I have two boys that age so it’s a very big responsibility to get it right and I think we all take it very seriously.”

Season 5 of The crown launches on Netflix November 9.

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Robert M. Larson